For the past few years, Auckland has participated in celebrating the Chinese New Year by hosting a 3 day lantern festival in one of the city’s main parks, Albert Park. The event brings together an eclectic mix of beautiful Chinese lanterns, both hanging down from the tree tops as well as displays set up across the area. There are food stalls and other bright, shiny and sparkly knick-knacks available for purchase. This is a great even for celebrating the cultural diversity that makes up the melting pot of Auckland’s population and all age groups can be seen out and about to celebrate.
Here are a few snapshots I took of my favourite displays: